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Phase two, Maine’s economic recovery grant program

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. ANNOUNCING PHASE TWO OF MAINE’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM Phase 2 is a new opportunity for business owners and nonprofit managers who were not able to apply in Phase 1 Maine businesses and nonprofits with up to 250 employees can apply for the newly announced Phase 2 […]


Forest & Shade Tree – Insect & Disease Conditions for Maine

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Insect & Disease Conditions Update Forest & Shade Tree – Insect & Disease Conditions for Maine September 25, 2020 Personnel Updates Girdled Ash Peeling Time Insects Diseases, Injuries and Environmental Issues Publications of Interest Calendar Personnel Updates Kaitlyn Whittemore joined the Forest Health and […]


Recertification pesticide points

Live Virtual Pesticide Applicator Recertification Programs Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Certification Training The Board of Pesticides Control and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have previously hosted fall credit programs.  Due to Covid-19, this year we are hosting live virtual programs for applicators to earn recertification credits.  There […]


Virtual tours helpful hints

  Hi all,   Anne Trenholm, who Coordinated Open Farm Day, is sharing takeaways from her efforts in Open Farm Day and agricultural awareness efforts. If people do have questions about DIY—and they don’t have a member who’s great at capturing images, we’ve put some information on the agritourism page:   Determine the audience & […]


USDA provides direct assistance to farmers affected by covid-19

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. From: Nancy McBrady, Director, Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources To: Maine agriculture businesses Subject: USDA Provides Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers Impacted by the Coronavirus, “CFAP 2” USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced up to $14 billion in added funding for agricultural […]


Spottedwing Drosophila Update

This announcement is also posted with color pictures on the Highmoor Farm Spotted Wing Drosophila web blog at https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/category/spotted-wing-drosophila/. Please keep us abreast of any email address changes. Thank you. SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA UPDATE:  8/21/2020   David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist; James Dill, Pest Management Specialist, Christina Howard, Produce Safety Professional   Spotted […]


Requesting Farmer input

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. The following news item is being sent to DACF subscribers as a courtesy. MESAS Seeks Farmer Input The Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society and co-sponsors the Hancock County and Central Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District Offices, and MOFGA are requesting farmer and farm service […]


CANCELLED – MCTA Meeting for September 2020

The 2020 MCTA Annual Meeting that was to be held in September 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Tentatively, the next meeting will be in January 2021, as usual at the Ag Trade Show in Augusta.


Maine.gov alerts

REMINDER: Tools for Emergency Preparedness and Severe Summer Weather Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/04/2020 01:51 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Tropical storm Isaias is expected to spread across New England tonight. Damaging, heavy winds and rains are expected. The storm […]


Time to update your real Maine info to new website

Update Your Real Maine Listings for the New Website! Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 08/03/2020 11:24 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Real Maine Membership Update Your Real Maine Listings for the New Website! The new Real Maine website is now live […]